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Moving Home? Here is a Checklist to Follow

Posted on September 22nd, 2020

Moving is one of the hardest things we ever do. It is time-consuming and stressful. Some moves are for the right reasons, and others are heartbreaking. Whatever the reason may be, a useful checklist can make even the most heart-wrenching moves less stressful. Once you know where you are going a... read more

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Cleaning a House with Fleas

Posted on September 6th, 2020

If you have a pet that is not confined to a cage, you may have often struggled with fleas in your home. This problem is especially tricky if your pet goes in and out of the house. If your pet is indoor only, this problem may not be as significant, but fleas in your yard may increase the likelihood ... read more

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Upcycling Furniture: Tips for Beginners

Posted on August 26th, 2020

Upcycling has become a hot trend amongst DIYers for the last several years. Do-it-yourselfers have been taking old furniture and giving it new life for centuries, but it now has a great new term—upcycling. Recycling has become more and more critical over the last few decades. We know more about t... read more

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How to Clean Hard-to-Reach Places in the Home

Posted on August 5th, 2020

When cleaning, most Americans prioritize the mess they can see: According to a survey conducted by Apartment Guide, the majority of people (27%) cite clutter as their most pressing housekeeping concern, followed by pet hair (19%). Issues like crumbs, dust, and stains, on the other hand, were the to... read more

5 Essential Cleaning Skills to Teach Your Children

Posted on July 31st, 2020

As parents, we understand the importance of teaching our kids good habits early in life. We know that encouraging them to eat healthily and exercise will lower their risk of obesity in adulthood, for example, and that instilling good manners will help them thrive socially. There is, however, one ar... read more

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Our Favorite Safe, Non-Toxic Mold & Mildew Removal Tips

Posted on July 14th, 2020

Along with barbecues, vacations, and trips to the beach, summertime brings with it the threat of increased mold and mildew growth. The tiny microorganisms that make up mold and mildew thrive in hot, humid temperatures, so homes that lack air conditioning or proper ventilation become especially pron... read more

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Making the Most Out of Your Dishwasher

Posted on July 7th, 2020

A dishwasher that works well is a thing of beauty: Your dishes come out sparkling clean and gleaming after each cycle, with minimal effort on your part. Unfortunately, a poorly utilized or maintained dishwasher will not only fail to clean your dishes - it may actually cement grime and food particle... read more

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Best Kitchen Layouts For Your New Home

Posted on July 3rd, 2020

The kitchen is one of the most utilized rooms in the entire house. Most social events require food, and kitchens are obviously crucial in providing this. Even cookouts use the fridge and kitchen for prep work. There is nothing worse than hating your own kitchen. The world seems to run on its stomac... read more

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Best Furniture for People with Pets

Posted on June 26th, 2020

Our pets mean no harm, we know that. But even so, they have a way of ruining furniture and breaking things without any regard for any of our rules about furniture care. Many pet owners have sworn to never let their pets on their sofas, but who are we kidding? We love their company and we will alway... read more

The Best Ways to Organize Your Kitchen Drawers

Posted on June 4th, 2020

The kitchen is a very “high use” area of the home: It’s where we cook, eat and socialize on a daily basis; in some homes, the kitchen also serves as a laundry area. According to data from Statistica, Americans devote six hours to cooking every week and they typically spend another six hours c... read more

Everything You Need for a Well-Organized Fridge

Posted on June 4th, 2020

A disorganized fridge isn’t just inconvenient; it can lead to chronic food waste and spoilage, not to mention some extremely unpleasant surprises. At one time or another, most of us have experienced the horror of forgetting leftovers at the back of the fridge, only to discover a plastic container... read more

Reducing Waste In Your Home

Posted on May 21st, 2020

When it comes to making our planet a habitable place for humans, making a conscious effort to reduce the rate of waste dumping becomes essential. Unless you're living a zero-waste lifestyle, there is always room for improvement. There are insignificant measures you can take, like doing away with pl... read more

Making More Time for Family as a Working Parent

Posted on May 11th, 2020

As a single person, it is easy to take whatever time you find and make it your own. Sometimes it doesn’t even matter if you work up to 20 hours a day because you can be sure that the remaining 4 hours are yours to do with as you please. All that changes when you work and have a family. Your time ... read more

Improving the Air Quality in Your Home

Posted on May 5th, 2020

When most people talk about air pollution, they are usually referring to the outdoor air; forgetting that indoor air can also be polluted. Indoor air pollution is something that can cause serious health problems to people, considering most people spend 90% of their time indoors; sadly, this topic i... read more

Morning Madness Tips for Getting Kids Up and Ready

Posted on April 27th, 2020

Kids can be a handful, especially when dealing with them in the mornings. Your typical morning begins with your alarm clock going off and the battle to get your kids ready for school as soon as possible. Most of the time, your first attempt to get your kids out of bed might prove futile; you nee... read more

Top Tips to Help Teach Your Kids to Keep Their Rooms Clean

Posted on April 15th, 2020

Kids don’t always love chores and if you take a look at most kids’ rooms, you will find the strangest things in the world littered around. You are likely to find empty bottles, shoes, clothes, the odd dirty towel and several unpleasant surprises. Too often, this disorderliness is the cause of m... read more

How to Organize & Declutter the Dining Room and Dining Table

Posted on April 15th, 2020

In most houses, the kids come in through the front door after school and drop their coats on the dining table before settling in to their favorite after-school home activities. The same goes for old newspapers and magazines – they often end up on the dining table too. That new vase you ju... read more

The Top 5 Home Improvement Trends for 2020

Posted on April 14th, 2020

Right now, having a home that you can be proud of and feel comfortable in, is more important than ever. Whether you’re looking for a fun DIY project or want to start planning professional renovations, the home improvement trends below will hopefully inspire you to update your home for 2020: Ma... read more

Are Your Kids Bored? Try These Fun Activities for Families at Home

Posted on April 14th, 2020

With many families in the U.S. currently experiencing an extended spring break, right now is the perfect time to enjoy fun, creative activities at home. Structured activities can teach kids important skills, like planning, organization and cooperation and they provide a great opportunity to spend m... read more

Combat COVID-19 with a Preventative Cleaning Package!

Posted on March 19th, 2020

Please note: We will not disinfect any homes or businesses where someone is sick, has or had the Covid 19 virus or someone they have been around in the last 2 weeks came down with Covid 19 Virus. At DeluxeMaid, the health of our community is a priority. Like you, we are concerned about COVID-19 (cor... read more

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